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Planning & Development

Planning and Development Services is responsible for land use and land development in the City of Merritt. The City Planner is the primary contact when applying for a zoning amendment (rezoning), development permits, development variance permits, and subdivision applications. Applications and instructions for all types of applications are found below.

Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2116, 2011

The OCP is a mid to long term document with policy direction, The OCP also contains Development Permit Areas and the associated guidelines in specified locations around the City. 

OCP Facade Design Guideline Schedule E 
OCP Sector Maps
Development Permit Areas Map
Development Applications
Zoning Bylaw No. 2187, 2015 and Zoning Map
Additional Information



Don McArthur

Planning & Development Services Manager
Main: 250-378-4224
Direct: (250) 378-8620